'Watchmen' actress reunites with director

Carla Gugino has reunited with “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder on “Sucker Punch,” the Warner Bros./Legendary drama about a girl who’s institutionalized by her wicked stepfather and retreats into an alternative reality as a coping strategy.

Gugino will play a nurse in the insane asylum who becomes a madam at a brothel in the film’s alternate reality. Emily Browning plays the girl; Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone and Abbie Cornish co-star.

Zack and Deborah Snyder are producing through their Cruel & Unusual banner. Pic begins shooting in early fall.

Gugino, who just completed a Broadway run in “Desire Under the Elms,” next stars in the Sebastian Gutierrez-directed “Women in Trouble.” She plays a porn star who discovers she’s pregnant.

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